According to Accountability Now’s director, Advocate Paul Hoffman, the possibility of the SABC not fulfilling its financial obligations could negatively impact people who have paid their television licence fees in advance.
This is due to the state broadcaster’s continuing financial woes.
The organization says it wants to ensure that the rule of law is upheld by holding governments, parastatals and the private sector accountable
It was earlier reported that the SABC informed Parliament it had a loss of R977 million in tax for the 2016/17 financial year.
Hoffman wrote an open letter to SABC chair Bongumusa Makhathini, based on a report released by the SABC, which the auditor general delivered to Parliament last year.
The report revealed that the SABC's financial statements for the end of the March 2017 financial year show R40.854m "deferred income", money received for goods or services have not yet been delivered, though TV licence fees were received in advance.
Hoffman says the SABC’s worsening financial situation will affect people who have already paid their TV licence fees in advanced.
Accountability Now encourages to take steps to protect their "investment in the services of the SABC".
The organisation regards each person who has paid a TV licence fee in advance as a concurrent creditor of the SABC with regards to the "unexpired portion" of the licence fee.
In the letter, Hoffman warns Makhathini that the organisation is "contemplating" taking action case against the state broadcaster on behalf of people who have already paid their TV licence fees in advance as, as this would be in the interest of the public.
"The SABC will continue to be reliant on government guarantees for it to continue as a going concern. That is, the SABC is unable to sustain its operations from its own resources and is entirely reliant on state guaranteed funding," says Hoffman.